Teen gets 5 yrs in prison for helping friend hang herself
Utah: A U t a h t e e n a g e r who helped a girl hang herself last year was sentenced Friday to between 5 years and life in prison as part of a plea deal, CNN reported.
In May 2017, 16- year- old Jchandra Brown hanged herself at a campground in Payson, Utah, while her friend Tyerell Przybycien recorded it on his cell phone. Her body was discovered the next day.
Prosecutors said Przybycien bought the rope and tied the noose Brown put around her neck, and he purchased the compressed air she used to knock herself out before dying.
Przybycien also provided commentary as he recorded her last moments on a 10- minute video. Przybycien, now 19, had been charged with firstdegree murder but in October agreed to plead guilty to child abuse homicide. He was given 580 days credit for time served in jail.
“What I did I’m not proud,” he said in court Friday, according to a report from CNN affiliate KSL,
“and it doesn’t deserve pity.”